Jun 26, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A ball hit by Toronto Blue Jays center fielderKevin Pillar
(not pictured) gets by Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (1) and Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) in the seventh inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers have finally started to slow down after they had remained hot for all of May and most of June. Good news for the Rangers is that the only team to win more than half of their last 10 games is the Oakland Athletics so there was not much movement at the top of the division. While the Houston Astros have the second best record in the American League, the rest of the division remains in striking distance with the Rangers just 5 games behind. With 88 games remaining, anything can happen with injuries, hot/cold streaks, and even trades.
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The Rangers lost all six games they played this week, which is their longest losing streak of the season. They also managed to tie their season high yesterday with 12 runs given up. The Rangers finished up their series with the Chicago White Sox by losing the last two games of the series 2-3 in each game. After having Monday off, they came back home to a sweep by the Oakland Athletics by a combined total of 11-22. They finished up the week against the Toronto Blue Jays last night, losing 2-12.
Looking ahead to the week, the Rangers will finish the series against the Toronto Blue Jays today and tomorrow. They stay on the road, travelling to take on the Baltimore Orioles. They will finish off the week by coming home for the beginning of a series against division-rival Los Angeles Angels.
So, which players were a crucial part of the Texas Rangers success last week? Which players struggled, as the Rangers were able to overcome their issues and win anyway? Let’s take a look back at the week that was for the Rangers, as we see which players were hot, and which were not.
Let us begin with those who struggled last week.
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